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To every age its art – to art its freedom

Contemporary art production and education have undergone a decades-long dynamic development in Graz and Styria, resulting in international renown and representing one of the main factors behind the great quality of life in the region and contributing to the cultural identity of the province and the city.
As an international company, our aim is not only to sustain, but also to boost the diversity and quality of contemporary art production in the long term. This is why the partnership with steirischer herbst as a leading contemporary multi-genre festival is so important to us.

Mercedes-Benz Österreich

It is a matter of great concern to Mercedes-Benz Austria to take on social responsibility. For this reason, the company supports cultural institutions and sports events along with social projects. Just like Mercedes-Benz vehicles, steirischer herbst stands for innovation and abiding quality. As a mobility partner, Mercedes-Benz provides steirischer herbst with ecofriendly plug-in hybrids for the festival.

AVL Cultural Foundation

The “AVL Cultural Foundation” was founded to promote dialogue and shared knowledge between art and science. Similar to the way in which artists see and interpret the world and reflect this vision back to us, the engineering community reacts to the human condition with technical solutions and creative visions for a healthier environment, thus building a bridge between science and art.

Holding Graz

Time and again, steirischer herbst has re-invented itself throughout its exciting history. It presents developments, supports current artistic working methods, and enables a wide range of discourses. Artistic representations and contents have encouraged discussion about politics and society since its foundation. A similar idea applies, if at a different level, to Holding Graz as a comprehensive service provider. Whether it's in public transport, in the “Oyster”, on the Schöckl mountain, in drinking water, waste water disposal, urban space, free wifi in many places around the city, promoting e-mobility or waste recycling: as municipal service providers, we work every day to increase the quality of life in our provincial capital even further.


Steirischer Verband Selbstständig Wirtschaftstreibender

Steirischer Verband Selbständig Wirtschaftstreibender, the Styrian Association of Self-Employed Entrepreneurs, is a proud partner of steirischer herbst.

Industriellenvereinigung Steiermark

Our industry
...is the most important driving force of innovation
steirischer herbst
...stands for cultural innovation.
Together we look forward to an exciting festival.

Gaulhofer Industrie-Holding

As a leading European manufacturer of windows, we assist our customers with our windows and doors in creating their individual living style. 
Culture is part of life for Gaulhofer, and our lives cannot be split up into a home world and a work world. By sponsoring steirischer herbst, Gaulhofer emphasises the importance which we attach to culture as a core on the basis of which society defines itself.


HUMANIC is one of the biggest shoe retailers in Europe. The company's passion for shoes is brought to life in ten countries.
Contemporary art has accompanied us at HUMANIC from the outset. The focus is on promoting young, aspiring artists. Art, in turn, is a source of inspiration for us in developing new collections and anticipating new fashion trends.